Free Access To Ordnance Survey Data

Free Access To Ordnance Survey Data

Following extensive consultations, the public has been given free access to certain Ordnance Survey data in what the Department for Communities claims to be a ”˜historic milestone on the road towards transforming Britain into a 21st century digital economy’. Information relating to administrative boundaries, postcode areas and mid-scale mapping will be among the data that is freely available for use and re-use for applications such as ”˜fix my street’ or ”˜crime mapping’.
There is also potential for start-ups and companies not currently active in the geographical information market to create new commercial products. ”˜Mapping data and geographic information from OS’ is available at: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata “Policy options for geographic information from Ordnance Survey ”“ consultation: Government response” is available athttp://tinyurl.com/yfagyp3 – pdf (Ordnance Survey; tel: 0845 408 1895)